Predictem MLB Archives: September 2008 Through April 2009

Thursday: Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Beckett vs. Garza) – 4/30

Wednesday: Toronto Bluejays vs. Kansas City Royals (Tallet vs. Greinke)

Tuesday MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers Preview and Pick (Maholm vs. Bush) – 4/28

Monday MLB Note of Interest: Roy Oswalt is 23-1 in 27 starts vs. the Reds in his career with a 2.39 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and over that span the Reds have only hit .231 against him. – 4/27

Friday: New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox – 4/24

Thursday: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Houston Astros – 4/23

Wednesday: New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 4/22

Tuesday: San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants – 4/21

Monday MLB: Oakland A’s vs. New York Yankees – 4/20

Friday: San Diego Padres vs. Philadelphia Phillies – 4/17

Thursday: Toronto Bluejays vs. Minnesota Twins – 4/16

Wednesday: Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners – 4/15

Tuesday: St. Louis Cardinals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – 4/14

Monday: Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland A’s Preview and Pick – 4/13

Sunday: Passing!

Saturday MLB: Take the Florida Marlins at -137! – 4/11

Friday MLB: Take the Oakland A’s at -135 – 4/10

Thursday MLB: Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Francisco – 4/9

Retirement Announcement: Curt Schilling has called it quits. – 3/23

Free Agent Signing: C Pudge Rodriguez signs a one year 1.5 million dollar deal with the Houston Astros. – 3/16

Picks and Predictions: 2009 World Series Futures – 3/5

2009 MLB Predictions
2009 Chicago Cubs Team Preview
2009 Los Angeles Dodgers Team Preview
2009 Milwaukee Brewers Team Preview
2009 New York Mets Team Preview
2009 New York Yankees Team Preview
2009 Philadelphia Phillies Team Preview

World Baseball Classic: 2009 WBC Picks and Predictions – 3/5

It’s Official: The LA Dodgers have signed slugger Manny Ramirez to a 2 year 45 million dollar deal.

Ageless Wonder: 43 year old Tom Glavine has signed a 1-year deal with the Atlanta Braves. – 2/20

Back Home: Slugger Ken Griffey Jr. has decided to return to the Seattle Mariners where he started his career. – 2/18

Jr. Sweepstakes: Both the Atlanta Braves and Seattle Mariners are in heated talks to sign Ken Griffey Jr. – 2/15

Nice Fit: The Los Angeles Angels are expected to sign free agent outfielder Bobby Abreau this week who would be a nice compliment to an already stacked team. – 2/11

A-Fruad? News has surfaced that Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez tested positive for steroids back in 2003. He had since denied any steriod use in an interview. More bad news for MLB.

Yanks re-sign Lefty: The NYY have re-signed southpaw P Andy Pettitte to a 1 year 5.5 million dollar deal. – 1/26

Retirement Announcements: The all time leader in homers for a 2B has retired. Jeff Kent has hung’em up after a brilliant 17 year career in which he belted 377 homeruns. In other retirement news, 1B Sean Casey has decided to call it quits. He will join the MLB Network as an analyst. A bit of a surprising move seeing as though he’s only 34 and still swings a pretty good stick. Lastly, lefty Kenny Rogers has retired at age 43. – 1/26

Hall of Fame Inductees: Welcome Rickey Henderson and Jim Rice to the MLB Hall of Fame. Henderson goes down as a 1st ballot inductee and Rice was in his last year of eligibility.

Ridiculous? Yankees Free Agent Spending Spree – 1/8

End of an ERA: Sources close to P John Smoltz say he will sign with the Boston Red Sox soon. – 1/7

1B Rejoins A’s: Free Agent Jason Giambi has signed with the Oakland A’s and says he’s motivated to put up good numbers. – 1/7

Big Unit Signs: P Randy Johnson has signed a one year deal with the SF Giants.

Angels Sign Closer: The Los Angeles Angels have signed Closer Brian Fuentes to a 2-year deal worth more than 16 million.

GREEDY: While we agree that business is free enterprise, we do at times feel a bit stung by some of the player contracts coming out these days because it directly affects ticket prices which WE have to eat. The latest greedy demand comes from none other than Mark Teixeira who is asking the Red Sox to pony up 184 million dollars for 8 years of service.

Not Interested: The Angels have pulled out of the bidding for Mark Teixeira. – 12/22

Not True Says Cashman: On reports that slugger Manny Ramirez and the Yankees are in talks 12/22

Lots of moves during the winter meetings: The Seattle Mariners cquired
RHP Aaron Heilman, OF Endy Chavez, LHP Jason Vargas, INF Mike Carp, OF Ezequiel
Carrera and RHP Maikel Cleto from the New York Mets in exchange for RHP
J.J. Putz, RHP Sean Green and OF Jeremy Reed. Acquired OF Franklin Gutierrez
from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for INF Luis Valbuena.

The Cleveland Indians have acquired RHP Joe Smith from the New York Mets
and INF Luis Valbuena from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for OF Franklin

The New York Mets acquired RHP J.J. Putz, RHP Sean Green and OF Jeremy
Reed from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for RHP Aaron Heilman, OF Endy
Chavez, LHP Jason Vargas, INF Mike Carp, OF Ezequiel Carrera and RHP Maikel
Cleto. The Mets also lured away top closer Francisco Rodriguez from the Angels and signed him to a 3 year contract.

The Detroit Tigers and Tampa Bay Rays have made a deal swapping OF Matt Joyce for SP Edwin Jackson. – 12/10

C.C. Sellout? C.C. Sabathia has agreed to sign with the New York Yankees for a 7 year deal worth a reported 161 million dollars.

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired SS Khalil Greene for 2 minor leaguers. – 12/4

Breaking News: GREG MADDUX RETIRES! Props to Maddux for a great career!

Trade: The Atlanta Braves have reportedly made a trade with the Chicago White Sox in which they have received hurler Javier Vazquez. The rest of the players involved is not clear at this point. Stay tuned for details. – 12/2

Yankees hurler Mike Mussina retires after 18 seasons. – 11/22

The Seattle Mariners have named Don Wakamatsu their new Manager. – 11/19

AL Cy Young Award Winner: Cleveland Indians P Cliff Lee takes the award grabbing 24 of 28 votes. Ironic, as Lee was sent to the minors in 2007 to work on his control! – 11/13

Twins Happy With Skipper: The Minnesota Twins have signed Manager Ron Gardenhire to a 2-year extension. – 11/13

Holliday Traded: The Colorado Rockies and Oakland A’s have completed a trade that sends heavy hitting Matt Holliday to the A’s for closer Huston Street, LH starter Greg Smith and OF Carlos Gonzalez. – 11/12

Wednesday News and Notes: The Washington Nationals are said to be in the running for slugger Manny Ramirez. The ChiSox are said to be actively trying to trade OF Nick Swisher. All time saves leader and long time Padre closer Trevor Hoffman has turned down the Pads offer of 4 million a year. He is likely OUT of SD before the season starts. Twins P Pat Neshek will undergo Tommy John surgery and be OUT for the 2009 season. – 11/12

Tuesday MLB Notes: Giants P Tim Lincecum wins the NL Cy Yount! In other news, it looks like the Braves and Cubs are the final two teams in the Jake Peavy sweepstakes. – 11/11

R.O.Y. Honors: For the N.L., Cubbies Geovany Soto wins in a unamimous decision. Rays Evan Longoria wins in a unanimous decision as A.L. rookie of the year. – 11/10

The Milwaukee Brewers have signed Ken Macha as their new Manager. – 10/30

BREAKING NEWS: Game 5 of the World Series will resume at 8:37 p.m. ET – 10/29

Forgive us for the lack of MLB picks! Early MLB playoff games usually mean big chalk (heavy favorites) and that’s not how we like to play the bases. We’ll pop in if we find some dog value but for now, we’re on the sidelines!

A look inside the head of Manny Ramirez, by David A. Lane – 10/10

Huh? The San Diego Padres are shopping P Jake Peavy to see what they can get for him. Has Kevin Towers lost it? – 10/14

David A. Lane previews the 2008 MLB Playoffs. – 10/1

Friday MLB Pick: Milwaukee Brewers at -109. – 9/25

Thursday MLB Pick: SD Padres at -113. – 9/25

Wednesday Baseball Prediction: Take the Oakland A’s at -105. – 9/24

Tuesday Pick: Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins – 9/23

Saturday MLB: Take the Kansas City Royals at +135! – 9/20

Friday MLB: Take the Minnesota Twins at +107! – 9/19

We’re back from our company party in Vegas and ready to roll out with more winners! Take Tampa Bay at -167 on Thursday! – 9/18

Monday: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Preview and Pick – 9/8

MLB Friday: Take the Philadelphia Phillies at +118. – 9/5

Thursday: Take the KC Royals at -110 (Brian Bannister) – 9/4

Wednesday: PASSING!

Tuesday Pick: New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays (Mussina vs. Garza) – 9/2